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states. i am fighting for the united states of america. [applause] i do not believe in just looking for businesses, workers, poor.esses, rich, or fou i will look out for everybody. >> i know you heard the president said something unusual this week. said, he said he cannot fix washington from the inside. that can only be done from the outside. we will give him a chance on november 6 to do that. [laughter] moreth canada's have a lot the biging to do before day. >> as the weekend got underway, romney delivered his much awaited 2011 income tax return show he paid about 14% in taxes last year. what impact, if any, will that have on the race? that started with a discussion earlier tonight. >> i think it plays into the narrative of mitt romney where campaign says he does understand the struggles of average falls, but he has a tax rate than most folks pay. s making allhe i money, he does not get it. sharenot paying his fair he does not understand the economic struggles most folks are facing. he paid 14.1% in tax returns. he mentioned the 47% last week. and another percentage in ohio, virgin
the united states. the only time i've ever had a break is when i was on maternity leave. i have retired from doing this one thing that i loved. now, i'm going to be able to have the time to explore something different. it's like another chapter. >> announcer: "nightline" continues from new york city with terry moran. >> in the health conscious supersize me era, it's common knowledge that fast food can be bad for your health and your waistline, but today, bad news for those who believe ka lotter ignorance is bliss, as mcdonald's announces that calorie counts are going to be posted on their menus nationwide. so, abc's dan harris decided to hit the golden arches and see how a little menu math might change the way americans chow down. >> reporter: americans spend $100 billion a year on fast food. we consume three burgers a week on average. so, will we start making healthier choices once mcdonald's starts posting how many calories are in its meals, as they've just announced they will do beginning next week? this put us in the mood to do an experiment. step one, i'm going to go in this mcdonald's
to strike in the united states. they didn't do enough. in the sense, this book is a warning document. we're right back in the problem. and this can affect everyone in a very serious way. >> but as you know, a lot of your critics have said, the president was facing an implacable foe. the republicans on a crusade. what should voters take away? we're only 56 days away. you studied this for a couple of years. what should voters take away going to the polls? >> they can look at it. people have read it the other way and said, the republicans are a brick wall, which they are. and it's really hard to get around them. but you know, world war ii was hard to win. but president roosevelt made sure that we won it. and that's what presidents are there for. and it depends on how high you're going to raise the bar and what your level of expectation is. and i think the public should have the highest expectation of their leaders. >> bob woodward, "the price of politics" goes on sale today. amy? >> george, thank you. >>> now, to the stunning survival story. a 19-year-old fisherman stranded at sea over a da
for president of the united states! >> reporter: overnight, abc news confirming reports by politico that there were several versions of romney's prime time speech. several writers asked to help craft it and that the work is largely unused. stu stevens wrote the version romney delivered. afghanistan reportedly in one of the earlier drafts left out. overnight, that add vooizer stu stevens telling me speeches go through a lot of editing. and asked if he would put afghanistan back in the speech if he had a do-over, i don't think it would matter. and with this defining moment in the convention, stevens said it was powerful. perhaps, one of the biggest hurdles still facing romney is the likability. "saturday night live" opening sketch. >> our campaign has a secret weapon. and that secret weapon is speaking right now in tulsa, oklahoma. >> hello, i'm mitt romney. [ laughter ] and i understand the hardships facing ordinary americans. for example, this morning, one of my horses failed to medal at the olympics so i know hardships. >> reporter: with appearances like this with "live with kelly
in the u.s. open. why? the united states tennis association told her she needed to slim done and get in better shape. >> i didn't get a definite answer on why they didn't want me to play. they just told me that they felt i should work on my fitness more. >> reporter: taylor townsend and her mother sheila say the association refused to cover her expenses to the u.s. open because they felt she needed to stay home and up her fitness level. >> i think it was more conditioning more so than a specific number for my weight. so she paid her own way to the tournament where she made it to the quarterfinals in singles and one of the finals. >> the reality there are a lot of different shapes and sizes in tennis. if-up look at lindsay davenport, serena williams, those are two muscular, strong, terrific athletes, who achieved greatness. >> patrick mcenroe head of usta players' development tells abc the open was never off limits to taylor. they simply suggest she'd take a pass after she struggled with her game earlier this summer. no one tournament is bigger than a player's career, especially when
since obama took office. >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: during last year's u.n. conference, president obama met separately with more than a dozen world leaders. this year he had no such meetings scheduled prompting criticism he is more focused on campaigning than governing. in his place, secretary of state hillary clinton met with almost 20 world leaders. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad has his turn before the u.n. delegates later today. ahead of his speech, ahmadinejad tells the associated press a new world order needs to emerge. away from american bullying and domination. he says despite international sanctions over its nuclear progm, iran is better off than it was when he took office back in 2005. >> he is known for getting up at the mike saying pretty in -- inflammatory things. you will see some folks walk out when he gets to certain parts of his speech. we have seen this play out before. and the outcry over the nuclear program, he is saying it is an excus
of the united states says he can't change washington from the inside. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he says he can't change it from the inside. >> reporter: but at this point, both candidates are looking for any edge they can find. the president wasted no time painting romney as out of touch, for saying the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes are irresponsible, government dependent victims. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is, maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> reporter: on radio late thursday, ann romney was asked about republican critics who say her husband is running a losing campaign. >> stop it. this is hard. you want to try it? get in the ring. >> reporter: and, george, both sides reported more than $110 million having been raised in their august financial reports. but the romney campaign facing some questions from republican donors about a $20 million loan it had to take out. and also, up to $200,000 in bonuses given to top campai
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